The NRL's nighttime of nights is astir upon us, with Manly's Tom Trbojevic a short-priced favourite to instrumentality location the Dally M Medal.
If helium does triumph astatine the ceremonial successful Brisbane, Trbojevic volition go conscionable the 3rd Sea Eagle down Cliff Lyons and Matt Orford to assertion the honour, and Wide World of Sports volition person each the absorption from the ceremony.
What is the Dally M Medal?
The Dally M Medal is awarded to the Best and Fairest subordinate successful the NRL competition.
Where is the Dally M Medal ceremonial held?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the contention to relocate to Queensland, the Dally M volition instrumentality spot successful Brisbane astatine the Howard Smith Wharves.
What time is the Dally M Medal ceremony?
The 2021 Dally M Medal volition beryllium connected Monday, September 27.
How is the Dally M Medal decided?
Judges ballot 3-2-1 aft each lucifer and the subordinate with the astir votes astatine the extremity of the regular play is crowned the Dally M medallist.
Players who are suspended suffer 3 points for each week they are sidelined.
Points fixed aft for each crippled and the Dally M Leaderboard is made nationalist until circular 12, and aft this constituent voting occurs down closed doors.
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Who are the favourites?
Since 1990, lone 1 Dally M medallist has travel from a presumption different than fullback, five-eighth, halfback oregon hooker (when Jason Taumalolo won successful 2016), and that inclination volition proceed this year, with each 5 finalists being spine players.
The apical 5 ballot getters were announced astatine nighttime 1 of the grant ceremony, and Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic is the short-priced favourite with the bookmakers. It's a singular feat considering helium lone returned to footy aft wounded successful circular six, and helped assistance Manly from conscionable 1 triumph to being Premiership contenders.
Trbojevic's teammate Daly Cherry-Evans, Penrith's Nathan Cleary, Roosters prima James Tedesco, and South Sydney's Cody Walker rounding retired the apical five.
The different awards connected connection connected the nighttime see Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Female Player of the Year and the Dally M Team of the Year.
Who has won the grant previously?
2020 - Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
2019 - James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
2018 - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (NZ Warriors))
2017 – Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
2016 – Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm) & Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)
The Dally M Medal has been won by astir of the game's greats. Johnathan Thurston took location the grant connected a grounds 4 occasions, portion Andrew Johns won 3 times.
Other aggregate winners see Cameron Smith, Jarryd Hayne and Cooper Cronk.
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